Isn’t it time to know what you don’t know?

Click here to check out our structured, online appliance repair training courses for rookies and experienced techs.

FAQs | Repair Videos | Academy | Newsletter | Podcast | Contact

Stay connected with us...

Samurai on Facebook - become a fan today! Sign up for our free newsletter and keep up with all things Appliantology. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for lots of appliance repair tips and help! Follow the Samurai on Twitter and get timely morsels of Appliantological Wisdom! Subscribe to our MST Radio podcast to learn secrets of the trade.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Ramzi

Washer spins but won't agitate

7 posts in this topic

It is a stack unit, model # FEX831FS1 . It seems to work fine except it won't agitate. I'm pretty sure it's the transmission but want to make sure I didn't miss something. The agitator spins freely both ways, I replaced the drive bell, it was worn but it didn't help. The motor seems fine, the transmission spins when draining/spinning but does not rotate when in agitate mode. The belt and wheel spin during agitate. There's no oil or anything visible, the belt looks okay, overall the unit is pretty new looking and rust-free but is from '07. Transmission? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Need appliance parts? Call 877-803-7957 now!

if the drive pully on the trans is turning when its supposed to agitate but its not then you can check the little adapter that goes between the trans shaft and the agitater, if thats ok then the trans is bad

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Do you mean the splined thing, the bell drive? That's the only thing I could figure out that was between the agitator and the trans.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yes thats what i meant, when i read your post i thought you made a typo and meant you changed the drive belt, sorry.  Also make sure where the drive bell goes into the agitator is not stripped.  what i usually do is run it without the aditator on then you can see if the shaft is moving or not, if the shaft does not move then its definitely the trans

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The old drive bell was pretty worn but the shaft wouldm't spin even withthe new one. Looks like the transmission is the culprit,Thanks for your help, I wasn't quite confident enough to call it without a second opinion.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0